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Pandya, Samta P. – Religious Education, 2018
Based on a one-year longitudinal experimental study with 3,782 kindergarten school children across 15 countries, this article examines the association between prayer and happiness. Results show that the post-test scores on the faces scale were higher for the participant group who had taken the prayer lessons vis-à-vis the comparison group.…
Descriptors: Scores, Cross Cultural Studies, Christianity, Pretests Posttests
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Tannock, Rosemary; Frijters, Jan C.; Martinussen, Rhonda; White, Erin Jacquelyn; Ickowicz, Abel; Benson, Nancy J.; Lovett, Maureen W. – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2018
To evaluate the relative efficacy of two reading programs with and without adjunctive stimulant medication for children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and comorbid reading disorder (ADHD+RD). Sixty-five children (7-11 years in age) were assigned randomly to one of three intensive remedial academic programs (phonologically or…
Descriptors: Intervention, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Comorbidity, Child Behavior
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Haug, Katrina N.; Klein, Perry D. – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2018
Previous research has shown that speech-to-text (STT) software can support students in producing a given piece of writing. This is the 1st study to investigate the use of STT to teach a writing strategy. We pretested 45 Grade 5 students on argument writing and trained them to use STT. Students participated in 4 lessons on an argument writing…
Descriptors: Assistive Technology, Computer Software, Writing Strategies, Pretests Posttests
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Anderson, Scott; Goss, Allen; Inglis, Mike; Kaplan, Alan; Samarbakhsh, Laleh; Toffanin, Melissa – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
We studied the impact of clickers, also known as electronic student response systems, on the performance of students on two undergraduate finance courses. Consistent with some of the recent literature, we found that clickers have very little impact on student performance, as measured by final course grades. Further, we found that clickers do not…
Descriptors: Audience Response Systems, Undergraduate Students, Finance Occupations, Business Administration Education
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Durrant, Joan; Plateau, Dominique Pierre; Ateah, Christine A.; Holden, George W.; Barker, Leslie A.; Stewart-Tufescu, Ashley; Jones, Alysha D.; Ly, Gia; Ahmed, Rashid – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2017
Every day, almost one billion children around the world experience violent punishment. Eliminating all violence against children is a key target of the United Nations' 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This is a monumental challenge due to the diversity of cultural, economic and social contexts in which children live. Violence-prevention…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Relevance (Education), Violence, Prevention
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Klein, Perry D.; Haug, Katrina N.; Arcon, Nina – Journal of Experimental Education, 2017
Argument writing is challenging for elementary students. Previous experimental research has focused on scaffolding rhetorical goals, leaving content goals relatively unexplored. In a randomized experiment, 73 students in grades 5, 6, and 7 wrote persuasive texts about difficult-to-classify vertebrates. Each student received one of three sets of…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Persuasive Discourse, Cues, Content Area Writing
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Eaton, Judy; Tieber, Christine – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2017
This study tested whether the structure of a coloring task has an effect on anxiety, mood, and perseverance. Eighty-five undergraduate students were randomly assigned to 1 of 2 coloring conditions: free choice, where they could color an image using any colors they wanted, and forced choice, where they were instructed to copy the colors of a…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Freehand Drawing, Color, Task Analysis
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Normandeau, Magdalen; Iyengar, Seshu; Newling, Benedict – Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2017
Concept inventories (CI) are validated, research-based, multiple-choice tests, which are widely used to assess the effectiveness of pedagogical practices in bringing about conceptual change. In order to be a useful diagnostic tool, a CI must reflect only the student understanding of the conceptual material. The Force Concept Inventory (FCI) is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Scientific Concepts, Mechanics (Physics)
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Dunbar, Kristina; Ridha, Aala; Cankaya, Ozlem; Jiménez Lira, Carolina; LeFevre, Jo-Anne – Early Education and Development, 2017
Research Findings: Children who speak English are slower to learn the counting sequence between 11 and 20 compared to children who speak Asian languages. In the present research, we examined whether providing children with spatially relevant information during counting would facilitate their acquisition of the counting sequence. Three-year-olds…
Descriptors: Computation, Young Children, English, Spatial Ability
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D'Amico, Miranda; Lalonde, Corinne – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2017
The purpose of this quasi-experimental research study was to evaluate the effectiveness of art therapy for teaching social skills to children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The program we tested was structured to provide a therapeutic setting for children to discuss difficulties they experience in their social interactions, and give them…
Descriptors: Art Therapy, Interpersonal Competence, Outcomes of Treatment, Autism
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Koç, Didem Koban; Koç, Serdar Engin – TESL Canada Journal, 2017
This study examined the role of media on the learning of formulaic sequences (FSs) by advanced English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners (n = 40) enrolled in an English Language Teaching (ELT) program at a government university in Turkey. The learners were divided into experimental and control groups. The instrument involved clips from two…
Descriptors: Phrase Structure, Pretests Posttests, Control Groups, Experimental Groups
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Hawes, Zachary; Moss, Joan; Caswell, Beverly; Naqvi, Sarah; MacKinnon, Sharla – Cognition and Instruction, 2017
This study describes the implementation and effects of a 32-week teacher-led spatial reasoning intervention in K-2 classrooms. The intervention targeted spatial visualization skills as an integrated feature of regular mathematics instruction. Compared to an active control group, children in the spatial intervention demonstrated gains in spatial…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Numeracy, Mathematics Skills, Geometry
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Duchesne, Stéphane; Ratelle, Catherine F.; Feng, Bei – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2017
There is abundant evidence to suggest that students' achievement goals (AGs) predict their motivation and performance. While it has been proposed that psychological need satisfaction (PNS) may affect AG, empirical support remains limited during the transition to secondary school. This prospective study addresses this gap by examining the link…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Psychological Needs, Need Gratification, Transitional Programs
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Flanagan, K. M.; Einarson, J. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2017
In a world filled with big data, mathematical models, and statistics, the development of strong quantitative skills is becoming increasingly critical for modern biologists. Teachers in this field must understand how students acquire quantitative skills and explore barriers experienced by students when developing these skills. In this study, we…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Gender Differences, Mathematics Achievement
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Christofides, Emily; Wood, Eileen; Benn, Amanda Catherine; Desmarais, Serge; Westfall, Krista – Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 2017
Disclosure is a critical element of interpersonal relationships and individuals are often evaluated on what they share with others, whether in personal, professional, or learning contexts. Technology now allows for many different outlets for communicating with other people. We used experimental methods to explore the impact of communication medium…
Descriptors: Mentors, Peer Relationship, Research Design, Student Surveys
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